The Shadow Commander
The New Yorker
Qassem Suleimani is the Iranian operative who has been reshaping the Middle East. Now he’s directing Assad’s war in Syria.
Remarkably deep reporting in this 2013 profile of Qassem Suleimani. Highly recommended to anyone else who is 6 years late to the party.
Filkins' Suleimani profile is one of the most impressive pieces of reporting I remember in the last years